When people look back on the Oscars 2017, they won’t think of how the spectacular ‘Moonlight’ was rightfully recognised for winning Best Picture.
They won’t remember that ‘La La Land’ took home no less than 6 awards.
They might fuzzily recall how Viola Davis made a stirring speech which deserved its own Oscar right there and then.
They won’t even remember that Nicole Kidman turned out to be The Grinch in disguise.
SOMEONE PLEASE TEACH NICOLE KIDMAN HOW TO CLAP pic.twitter.com/5DQFR3M0VV
— #1 Rachel ✨ (@rachel) February 27, 2017
They will instead think of the massive, massive screw up that was poor Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway announcing that ‘La La Land’ had won Best Picture when in fact it was won by ‘Moonlight’. Of course, it wasn’t their fault they were given the wrong envelope. But the deed is done and it has launched a thousand memes into the ether. Here are some of our faves:
1. Beaten to the punch
La La Land (2016) pic.twitter.com/SI3Mt9lxqR
— Logan (@PlagueLovers) February 27, 2017
2. Emma Stone’s face
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) February 27, 2017
3. Oh and Meryl Streep’s face
She’s a human shocked face emoji 😱
And in that moment we were all Meryl🐐 #BestPicture #Oscars
4. Matt Damon’s face for that matter of fact
— danielle (@filmthusiastic) February 27, 2017
5. The plot uncovered
"I'm gonna swap the envelopes on Warren's old ass later tn" pic.twitter.com/96jrYUDNMQ
— Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan) February 27, 2017
6. Beyonce has her say LOL
me, going into work tomorrow humming the score to moonlight pic.twitter.com/QxiyPEACt2
— Bimagar Adewunmiagon (@bimadew) February 27, 2017
7. We can’t take it anymore…
— Moe Killington (@sporker_) February 27, 2017
8. This is too much
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) February 27, 2017
9. Oh it’s on now
10. We’re dying
— C 신디 ✨ (@BloodSweatWings) February 27, 2017
11. We’re dead.
— Pere Bosch (@pereboschg) February 27, 2017
And we remain dead.